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9 Days Highlights of Costa Rica Tour from San Jose

Tour Code: 162-3650
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San Jose, Costa Rica
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Tamarindo, Monteverde, Canopy Adventure, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

  • Group Size: Maximum 12 passengers

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    Day 1

    San Jose - Manual Antonio (177 km)

    Today, a local driver will meet us at our hotel in San Jose and transfer us to hotel in Manuel Antonio.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel La Colina or Similar
    Day 2

    Manuel Antonio

    Today we will have a free in Manuel Antonio. We can visit or explore the Manuel Antonio National Park by ourselves.
    • Manuel Antonio National Park, COSTA RICA

      Listed by Forbes in 2011 as one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world, Manuel Antonio is home to fantastic beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel La Colina or Similar
    Day 3

    Manuel Antonio Beach - La Fortuna (105 km)

    Today, we will drive from Manuel Antonio National Park to our hotel in La Fortuna.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Regina or Similar
    Day 4

    La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano

    Today we will go to visit the Arenal Volcano, enjoy a jungle walk and visit the hot water river. This drive will take 45 minutes along which we can see the Arenal Volcano from different points. We will start the visit at the deck of the Observatory lodge, here you will enjoy the panoramic view of bridges and visit the Danta river and waterfall. Along the way the guide will explain to us about the ecosystem, volcanoes. We can also see some animals such as monkeys and tropical birds. Then we will visit the Arenal Observatory with an informative museum where guide explains to us more about the volcano and history. We will finish the hike at the obsrevatory lodge with an spectacular sunset over lake Arenal. When you walk down from the lodge you can see a red eye tree frog if you are lucky. Then the driver will take us to natural hot water river where we will have a relaxing time for 1 hour approx and enjoy the volcanic mud facial. Later we will be transferred again to ther hotel in La Fortuna.
    • La Fortuna, COSTA RICA

      La Fortuna is the name of a district and a small city located in San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. "La Fortuna" is Spanish for "The Fortune", and aptly named due its ample supply of tourist attractions and extremely fertile lands.

      Arenal Volcano

      This active stratovolcano in Costa Rica has an elevation of 5,358 feet. It looms over the small town of Las Fortuna below. There are many trails that traverse the slopes, leading all the way to the summit.

      La Fortuna Waterfall

      La Fortuna Waterfall is in central Costa Rica, in the Alajuela Province. The waterfall drops about 70−75 meters and is about 5.5 km outside of the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. Visitors could swim in the stream and small rapids below the falls.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Regina or similar
    Day 5

    La Fortuna Village - Monteverde (180 km)

    Today at 8:00am our driver will pick us up at the hotel and then transfer to the hotel in Monteverde.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Puesta de Sol or similar
    Day 6


    Today the driver will pick up at the hotel and then transfer to Monteverde Extremo Park, where you have an extreme canopy tour which included safe equipment, safe instructions, an experience guide, 14 cables. After this extreme experience we will be transferred again to the hotel.
    • Monteverde, COSTA RICA

      A small community in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, located in the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range. Roughly a four-hour drive from the Central Valley, Monteverde is one of the country's major ecotourism destinations.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel La Puesta de Sol
    Day 7

    Monterverde - Tamarindo (111 km)

    Today our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Monteverde and transfer you to Tamarindo at your hotel, only transportation you have free afternoon in Tamarindo.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Villas Macondo or similar
    Day 8


    Today, we will be able to relax in Tamarindo at our own leisure. Some of the activities we can partake in are snorkeling, surfing, fishing, or just swimming in the sea.
    Standard Hotel: Villas Macondo or similar
    Day 9

    Tamarindo - San Jose (257 km)

    Today the driver will pick up us at the hotel in Tamarindo and then transfer to San Jose at the center of the city. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information.
    • Departure & Return

    • Pick up Location: Hotel or Airport in San Jose.
    • Hotel pick up: Complimentary hotel pick up service is availalbe from San Jose hotel city centre at 7:00am or 2:00pm OR from Airport Hotel Malinche at 8:00am or 3:00pm. Please enter in your hotel information at the "Hotel Pick-up Info" section. Exact pick up information need to be confirmed with us after your booking.
    • Please contact us in advance if your flight arrival time is not adaptable to our Schedule listed.
    • The drop off location at last day will be at hotel or near the Airport in San Jose.
    • Price Includes

    • San Jose hotel pick up & drop off service
    • 8 nights accommodation in hostels or basic hotels depending on availability
    • Transportation shared van and first class public bus
    • Shared local tour guide and local operator in each destination
    • Price Excludes

    • Air ticket
    • Entrance fees (unless specified in the Inclusion)
    • Meals
    • Borders fees
    • Souvenirs
    • Gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • Any personal expense
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    • Physical Rate: 3/5
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